The Super Eagles striker has been compared to the iconic Uruguayan striker when he was in his prime.

After a disappointing debut season at Naples due to coronavirus and injury issues, the Nigeria international has been progressing in the 2021-22 campaign.

So far, he boasts seven goals in eight appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s men who currently lead the Serie A table thanks to a perfect start.

Lifted by the African’s impressive goalscoring form, the former Torino and Empoli defender – who is the present manager of Maltese top-flight side Floriana, compared Osimhen with the Uruguay football icon while hoping he enjoys Cavani’s trophy-laden career.

“He started very strongly, and when a striker starts in confidence, usually, he enjoys this throughout the year,” Atzori said on 1 Station Radio, as per

“He is physical, and he helps the team a lot and reminds me of the younger Cavani.

“I wish him to continue like this and make the same career as the Matador.”

In a recent interview, Osimhen revealed the inspiration behind his goalscoring form at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

“They trust me and stood by me through a tough start last season,” the Super Eagles star told BBC Sport Africa .

“The love I enjoy is massive – the club, the city, the supporters and everyone connected to Napoli makes me fly. I play for an incredible club with a huge football history. I only have to focus and give my best all the time.

“Of course I am happy to be among the most expensive African footballers in history.

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